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La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg-Octeville

(4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
La Cite de la Mer is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Add La Cite de la Mer and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation generator.
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  • Visit with a child of 7 and 3 years. We n were not able to visit the Sub because children under 5 not accepted. But we did as the afternoon largely sufficient for young children. Nice Aquarium, adventures in family fun and the beautiful titanic exhibition, kids n have not hung too long for them. We took the card that allows us to go back from time to time on short term.
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  • There are many things to see. We loved the Aquarium. The submarine is quite impressive. We did not like the part with the transatlantic port however.
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  • Allow at least 1/2 day or 1 day if you try to do. the visit of the very interesting Sub. Let's go to the discovery of the life of a submarine with very easy to understand explanations with a hearing aid. The attraction "we walked under the sea" is fun and great to do with kids. the beautiful aquarium. the exhibition of titanic very well. Many documents, reading. Very good but can be long for children.
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  • Really interesting to walk around the submarine, I'd give the attraction that has specific time slots a miss though. That little section is a tacky gimmick.
  • Visited as we had a couple hours to pass before our ferry. The audio tour of the nuclear submarine was absolutely fascinating and we'd have loved to have had more time to fully explore the other exhibits, but did feel that for a shorter visit it was rather expensive at 18€ per person.
  • Good fun for children and very impressive nuclear submarine on display.
  • One of the main place to visit in Cherbourg, the most interesting place remains the submarin visit
  • Trop de monde !!!!!